Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sample Menu


Children who are in my home full-time are fed breakfast, lunch and two snacks. Menus such as the one below are posted daily. I use the USDA's Food Pyramid Menu Planner to ensure that each day's meals are well balanced.





Breakfast:

Snack
  • Organic Vanilla Yogurt with crushed Pistachios

Lunch
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Organic Applesauce
  • Milk
  • Homemade Gingerbread Cookies

Snack
  • Green bean "french fries" (Organic freeze-dried green beans)
  • Fruit Cup


I primarily serve organic whole foods and/or 'processed' foods that don't have the bad guys, i.e. no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors or preservatives etc. I do, however, occasionally give the children homemade treats like cookies, cupcakes or fruit smoothies, but they are always made with high quality natural ingredients like fresh ground organic flours, unrefined natural sweeteners and fresh fruits & veggies (think chocolate chip zucchini cake - yum!). Oh, and yes, we do make some together for their parents from time to time!
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